Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany took a non-committal stance on an effort by five Pennsylvania Congressmen to rescind sanctions against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.
The Big Ten and Big East will hold a press conference in New York on Monday, and a source told CBSSports.com the two leagues will formally announce an agreement to open each men’s basketball season with what amounts to a Big Ten/Big East Challenge.
While it hasn’t had the most success on the field in recent years as its conference counterparts, there’s one area the Big Ten has been able to maintain its dominance: revenue.
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Delany was also asked to respond to the comment that Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier, whose Huskies won the national championship this year, that he sometimes goes to bed starving because he cannot afford food.
If all goes according to plan, the possibility of one of those attention-grabbing FCS wins won’t exist much longer in the Big Ten.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany is praising Penn State’s handling of the NCAA sanctions against the football program.
The antitrust lawsuit brought by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and other college football and basketball players seeking a share of television revenues could have vast, far-reaching implications for the NCAA if it loses the suit — and is forced to negotiate a split of those revenues with the players it oversees.
Big Ten schools are in the process of sending official requests to override the NCAA’s proposed ruling for unlimited communication with recruits, according to University of Nebraska faculty athletics rep Josephine Potuto.
The Big Ten’s guideline for conference expansion is “inactive, but alert.”
In the wake of the scandal at Penn State, the Big Ten Conference is considering a plan to give its commissioner the power to punish schools with financial sanctions, suspensions and even the ability to fire coaches.